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.htaccess write access in windows


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28 February 2008 at 9:38am Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi. I've just tried installing silverstripe on my windows development machine.

I get the following error message:    Unable to detect whether I can write to files. Please ensure C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs/.htaccess is writable.

How do I allow write access to the .htaccess file in windows XP running an Apache web server?



28 February 2008 at 10:04am Community Member, 787 Posts

Hmm.. not sure , but does windows XP protect it's program files directory?

If so, try moving the wwwroot directory to an alternative location (e.g. c:\htdocs or something).


28 February 2008 at 10:03pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Setting my Document Root to "c:\www" made no difference.

Once I had eliminated the other errors that were listed it let me install. Now I have other issues that I'll post about.

Thanks Anyway.